Track Announces 2013-14 Signing Class

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The Maryland track & field program has inked 19 student-athletes who are slated to compete for the Terps for the 2013-14 season.

The class includes eight men and 11 women who will compete for head coach Andrew Valmon as he begins his 11th year with Terrapin track & field.

"We are looking forward to adding an elite group of athletes to our roster who will help to prepare us for the transition to the Big Ten,” Valmon said. “We have a mix of the top local talent along with all-state and all-region athletes throughout the nation.

"This class will add depth to the program by incorporating athletes who can assist in multiple event areas.  The versatility of these athletes will be a strength heading into the season.  The young group will look to the leadership from upperclassmen as they prepare for competition at the conference level and post-season qualifications."

Below is a breakdown of this year’s class:


Derek Holland - Jumps

Meade HS, MD (transfer from Temple)

·         Triple Jump- 49'8.50 (15.15m)

Avery Graham – Sprints

Former football player for Terps

·         200m- 21.96, 100m- 10.83

Lionel Wilson - Sprints

Honesdale HS, PA (transfer from Temple)

·         400m- 47.78, 200m- 21.98

Paul Joseph - Hurldes/Sprints

Clarksburg HS, MD

·         300H- 38.40

Tom Hogarty – Distance

St. Joseph, Edison NJ

·         Mile- 4:22

Greg Halla – Distance

Haddonfield, NJ

·         Mile- 4:19; 800m- 1:57

Paul Akyen – Jumps

Clarksburg HS (transfer from George Mason)

·         High Jump- 2.00m

Dahri Richardson - Mid-Distance

Northwest HS, MD

·         400m- 49.14; 800m- 1:58


Lisa Meneau - Sprints/Hurdles

Handley HS, VA

·         300H- 42.50, 100H- 14.13

Micha Powell – Sprints

Leaside HS, Toronto Canada

·         400m- 55.64

Ambur Ballew - Sprints/Jumps

Columbia HS, NJ

·         LJ- 18'9.50”, 55H- 8.40

Alexandra Cimino - Sprints/Hurdles

Westwood HS, NJ

·         400mH- 1:00.08, 100mH- 14.64

Taylor Tucker - Sprints/Hurdles

Seton HS, MD

·         100H- 14.35, 300H- 44.19

Rachelle Alexander - Middle Distance/Sprints

American Heritage HS, FL

·        800m- 2:12; 400m- 56

Catherine Voelpel – Sprints

Berlin HS, CT

·         400m- 56.52

Hannah Mansbach- Distance/ Cross Country

Glenelg HS, MD

·         2 Mile- 11:06.38; 18:27 5k

Alexa Squirini – Distance/ Cross Country

Toms River East, NJ

·         800m- 2:16; Mile- 5:09

Charde Barnes - Distance/ Cross Country

Bowie HS, MD

·         Mile- 5:10.29

Karah O’Halloran - Distance/ Cross Country

Toms River North, NJ

·         2 Mile- 11:35; 5k- 18:25